First of all, let me congratulate all Muslims, all Pakistanis, all Americans, all peace loving people on this planet (who want to live a life free of terror) on the death of the most vile and most dangerous terrorist the world has ever seen, Osama Bin Laden, a product of the evil ideologies of Ibn Taymiyya, Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab, Syed Qutb and Abul Ala Maududi etc.
Muslims must celebrate the death of the devil who tried to hijack, misrepresent and tarnish Islam, the religion of peace. Pakistanis must celebrate as the leader of traitors and fifth columnists such as Imran Khan, Munawar Hassan, Mufti Naeem, General Hamid Gul, Ansar Abbasi, Hamid Mir, Irfan Siddiqi, Orya Maqbool Jan and other apologists of Al Qaeda and Taliban has been killed. In that regard, it was nauseating to see Talat Hussain emulate Azhar Lodhi on DAWN news today.
While details are still emerging on this incident, there are many perspectives that need to be addressed. Pakistan (in fact Pakistan’s security establishment) has had to pay for giving refuge to criminals and terrorists, not only in its tribal areas but also in its heartland.
What was Osama bin Laden doing in a fortified compound in Pakistan???
We at LUBP had always maintained the complicity of the security establishment in supporting Islamofascist jihadis and the terrible blowback of this policy on the average Pakistani.
The “Ghairat Brigade”, now lead by Imran Khan, Gen. Kayani and Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhary placed a warped sense of “honour” above the well being of average Pakistanis. The Ghairat Brigade was also strategically supported by more refined, liberal proxies of the security establishment, known as Fake Civil Society (FCS) of Pakistan.
However, saner individuals had accepted that supporting the Islamist militants for strategic depth in Kashmir and Afghanistan will prove costly to Pakistan.
In the last few years, 35,000 Pakistanis have been killed by these fanatics that have the support of the security establishment. Some civilians have also been killed when the Taliban and its foreign mercenary allies used innocent Pashtun women and children as human shields to protect themselves from drone attacks.
In the light of this incident, can the Ghairat Brigade still protest against the drones? Can it still talk about “sovereignty” and “International norms” while supporting and housing the likes of Osama Bin Laden right next to the main training academy of Pakistan Army in Abbottabad!
This latest incident proves that the security establishment’s desire to maintain strategic depth has placed all Pakistanis under a constant threat by international terrorists like the (late?) OBL. It is now time to accept the original Peshawar declaration and the voices of sanity like Farhat Taj and the progressive Pushtun narratives.
That, in fact, it is the drones are saving the lives of Pakistanis, while those who are entrusted and heavily recompensed at the cost of economic development, to provide security, are doing the opposite.
While we doubt that the end of Osama bin Laden will give pause to the ghairat brigade, we hope that the (fake) civil society apologists for this ghairat brigade like Mosharraf Zaidi, Tahira Abdullah and Iqbal Haider reconsider their support for the security establishment and its judiciary and politician proxies like Imran Khan!
After 9/11, the conspiracy theory doing the rounds amongst Pakistan’s Fake Civil Society elites was that the attack was undertaken by Israel to defame Muslims and that Osama Bin Laden was a CIA agent in the protective custody of the United States. It is now time for these anti-Semitic conspiracy theory-mongers to admit that they were wrong just as they have been on every issue!